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NC schools announce snow day Wednesday ahead of winter storm

North Carolina school systems began announcing a snow day for Wednesday starting Tuesday afternoon, as forecasts for an approaching winter storm took a turn.

All Triangle public school systems announced Tuesday they would be closed on Wednesday.

The National Weather Service in Raleigh issued a winter storm warning for all of central North Carolina. Snow is expected to begin in the Triangle area between 4 and 7 a.m. Wednesday and continue until Wednesday evening, directly impacting the morning and evening commutes.

The weather service upgraded its snowfall accumulation forecast Tuesday, calling for 2 to 5 inches for the Triangle, with more expected to the north along the Virginia border. The forecast previously called for 2 inches of snow or less for much of that area.

Schools closed Wednesday:

▪ Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools

▪ Chatham County Schools

▪ Cumberland County Schools

▪ Durham County Schools

▪ Fort Bragg County Schools closed for students

▪ Franklin County Schools

▪ Graham County Schools

▪ Johnston County Schools

▪ Lee County Schools

▪ Nash-Rocky Mount Schools

▪ N.C. State University

▪ Orange County Schools

▪ Person County Schools

▪ Wake County Schools

▪ Wake Technical Community College

▪ Wayne County Schools

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